How to Combat Mold Growth During High-Humidity Months

Executive Summary Abating Mold Growth in High Humidity High-humidity environments hold a significant amount of water vapor in the air, giving mold the moisture it needs to survive and spread its spores for reproduction. Moisture problems are common in bathrooms, basements, attics, and poorly ventilated rooms, putting them at a higher risk of mold growth. […]

Can Mold Grow in Cold Temperatures?

Key Takeaways Many people think mold is out of sight and out of mind once the rainy spring and humid summer pass and cold weather sets in. However, this is a common misconception. It’s important to be aware of it year-round, as mold can sneakily grow even in cold environments with the right conditions. With […]

Mold vs Mildew: What’s the Difference?

mold vs mildew: what's the difference

Executive Summary Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, mold and mildew have differences that are important to consider, especially if you are trying to keep them from growing in hidden spaces on your property. They look alike and grow in similar environments, but they have subtle differences in their appearance and possible health […]

Mold Remediation in Commercial Buildings: Best Practices and Regulations

mold remediation in commercial buildings

Executive Summary Mold is a fungus that grows in moist areas, but its spores can move through the air, which can affect indoor air quality and cause this fungus to spread. Exposure to mold can cause health complications like respiratory issues and other concerns, so it’s important to address mold presence as soon as possible. […]

Common Causes of Mold Growth in Homes and Businesses

common causes of mold growth in houses and businesses

Mold is a normal part of our environment, existing almost everywhere in nature. Mold spreads through microscopic particles called spores. Spores are virtually everywhere, but they only grow in specific conditions. Under these proper conditions, mold can grow and spread throughout one area.  Consistent exposure to mold can lead to various health concerns, so it’s […]

How Long Does Mold Remediation Take?

how long does mold remediation take?

If you’ve ever stumbled upon an unsightly mold growth or a strong, musty smell, you’ve likely already sighed in desperation as you ask yourself, “How long does mold remediation take?” If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone.  While most people understand that mold remediation is critical in protecting their homes and their health, the timeline […]

Understand the Importance of Professional Mold Testing

understanding the importance of professional mold testing

Understanding the importance of professional mold testing is essential to ensure a healthy living environment, especially in a wetter climate like Portland. Professional mold testing is the process of identifying and analyzing mold growth in a home or business by trained and certified professionals.  By identifying the extent and type of mold growth, the potential […]

4 Types of Mold to Look Out For

4 types of mold to look out for

Have you ever walked into your home and noticed an unusual smell or seen strange spots littered across your walls and ceilings and wondered what they could be? If this is the case, it’s possible that you may have a mold issue you need to address today.  Mold is a fungus type that can grow […]

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation: What’s the Difference?

mold removal vs mold remediation

Indoor mold is a common problem in both Portland homes and businesses, as the city receives an average of nearly 34 inches of rain per year. Mold thrives in environments with a lot of moisture, and it can grow on many different indoor surfaces, including: Wood Paper products Fabrics and upholstery Insulation Ceiling tiles Paint […]

A Guide to Moisture and Mold Removal in Portland

a guide to moisture and mold removal in portland

If you’re starting to worry that you may have a mold problem at home, those worries may not be unfounded. A whopping 70% of households have some amount of mold growing in them. Low mold levels aren’t likely to cause serious problems, but that doesn’t mean that you should leave mold growth alone. Mold can […]